On the other hand, most of the time it is also dark when you come home from work. So the great sunset is also gone. Wintertime seems sad, isn't it?
But not for the readers of this instructable. It explains you how to build a combined sunrise and sunset-lamp from a picaxe microcontroller, some LEDs and a few other parts.
The LEDs might cost you 5-10 Euros depending on the quality and the other parts should not make more than 20 Euros. So with less than 30 Euros you can build something really helpful and nice.
And this instructable will not only explain you how to rebuild this, but also show you how to modify it to your individual preferences.
Step 1: Things we need
In older computer-mouses with D-Sub-connectors you might find a good substitute for the phone-jack cable used to program the picaxe.
Picaxes and a lot of other useful stuff might be bought here:
For the rest just check out your local dealer.